Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want (Baker Publishing Group, 2016), Kindle Locations 614-618.
We fool ourselves if we think balance means giving equal attention to everything in our lives. Balance only happens in dynamic tension. Balance is giving not equal but appropriate attention to each of the various categories of your life . . . each will get the attention and resources necessary to keep it moving toward an intentional outcome.
Ego can be a good thing. It’s part of what drives us to succeed. But it can get in our own way. Usually it happens when take our eye off the mission and start worrying about winning and losing by less important measures—like status.